University of Chicago, Sociology
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago invites applications for a first-term tenure-track position as an assistant professor with a focus on urban social organization. The successful applicant may be a qualitative or a quantitative researcher working on either micro- or macro-level questions. The area of specialization within urban sociology is open; possible topics include (but are not limited to) education, well-being, employment, family, mobility, migration, criminal justice, health, housing, economy, organizational capacity, network, and culture. The position requires maintaining a rigorous program of independent research, teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, and contributing to the University of Chicago's lively interdisciplinary research community. Appointment begins in the fall of 2012; PhD degree must be in hand by September 1, 2012. Applications must be submitted online, at http://tinyurl.com/3nexvqo. Applications are required to include 1) a brief cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research and teaching statement, including concrete descriptions of future plans for research and teaching philosophy; and 4) one sample of the applicant's strongest written material (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter). In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit either up to two additional papers or a book manuscript (these materials may be published or unpublished). Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via mail to Alta Goodwine, Administrative Assistant, Department of Sociology, the University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Supplemental materials not available electronically (such as published books) may be sent by mail; all other materials must be submitted online. Early application is strongly recommended. The application process will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of October 8, 2011. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.